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My absent minded self which often emerges during my travels have led to a few funny and more than a dozen tensed situations. These incidents have occurred at regular intervals in different cities in India and overseas so much so…

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When I planned a trip to Poland, I had vaguely included visiting a Milk Bar as one of the To Do’s in Krakow if time permitted. The reason for my nonchalance perhaps stemmed from the belief that Polish Cuisine is…

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I was born in post Independent India and grew up in the 80’s of Kolkata. Storytelling afternoons with a dadu (grand uncle) who lived with us were nearly always about Indian Independence. In between the stories of his child hood…

The post Why Cellular Jail in India is more than a National Memorial appeared first on Life is a Vacation.

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Durga Puja has evolved over the decades from being an annual religious festival to one of art and culture. This year too, I traveled across Kolkata, pandal hopping from one corner to another experiencing the grandeur of Durga Puja. I…

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The best and cheapest stay during my recent 24 day trip around a few countries in Europe turned out to be the smartest and the most comfortable. I was flying out of Warsaw pretty early in the morning and I…

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I have always traveled in trains within Europe for the half a dozen trips across various countries. During a recent trip to Europe I was looking at alternate modes of travel specially since the trains were turning out to be…

The post FlixBus Travel Around Europe ~ Cheapest & Punctual appeared first on Life is a Vacation.

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A friend mentioned about the Open Lobster Night on FB in Shangri La Bangalore and the very word “Lobster” ensured that I spent the afternoon day dreaming. Open Lobster Night is the evening of the first Wednesday of the month…

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Andaman Islands in Bay of Bengal off the Eastern Coast of mainland India is a sight to behold with gorgeous beaches, pristine waters and unending white sands dotted with mangroves. Towards the north of the islands there are mud volcanoes,…

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I have visited two very important places this year intimately connected to Indian Independence; the cellular jail in Port Blair and the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar. Needless to say both left me with a deep sense of grief but pride…

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I first visited Rishikesh as a 6 year old and have vague memories of playing by a river throwing stones and crossing a narrow hanging bridge. I often browsed through those black and white photographs in the family album when…

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